Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

Pending Rathlin Island Ferry Ltd strike suspended after last minute move by management opens process of negotiations

Strike action was due to commence four days a week but has been suspended to allow the company and the Department for Infrastructure to come to an agreed position Ferry workers voted for strike action with a 85 percent majority … Continue reading

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Dept of Health running out of time to save Registered Childminders sector

As Unite seeks emergency meeting, survey confirms nearly 70% of childminders considering leaving sector November 24th: Unite the union has written to the head of the Family Policy Unit in the Department of Health to request that they lift restrictions … Continue reading

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Tenants groups in Belfast and Craigavon challenge NIHE on impact of unresolved strike

Workers enter their fifteen week of strike action for improved pay as LRA-mediated talks are due to commence this week Striking housing workers at NIHE have linked up with tenants associations and residents groups across the three housing regions impacted … Continue reading

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NI Housing Executive bosses must show respect to workers and tenants and clear their diaries to engage in negotiations to end housing worker strike

Responding to the media appearance of NIHE Chief Executive Grainia Long on regional radio this morning where she failed to touch upon the profound crisis facing social housing tenants, Unite the union has challenged NIHE management on their inaction. Press … Continue reading

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Housing Executive board inaction in face of withdrawal of private contractors and ongoing housing workers strike is exacerbating social housing crisis

4,000 tenants left without needed housing improvements and almost 400 houses left empty as a result Unite the union welcomes the offer by newly appointed chair of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive Nicole Lappin to engage directly with the trade … Continue reading

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